Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2020, including Tara Grenier, principal at Orcutt Winslow. Each day, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2020.
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Today’s spotlight: Tara Grenier, IIDA
Orcutt | Winslow
Background: Grenier was instrumental in Orcutt | Winslow’s expansion into Texas as well as a new $750 million joint venture opportunity that lead to a more focused value proposition within the firm, program management. As a principal at Orcutt |Winslow, Grenier remains committed in orchestrating design leadership with her clients in Arizona and Texas. She enjoys her role as one of the three women in leadership as a pioneer in office culture, employee engagement and operational efficiencies.
Professional advice: “The same things my dad wrote to me in a letter when I got my first job out of college that I have always tried to uphold …WORK HARD, show up to a meeting on time (early is better), be kind and respectful to people… it builds trust, be a good team player, have good ethics, look your best – always wear a smile, don’t be afraid to try new things, bring donuts to the office every now and then, and always take some time for yourself.”
Lesson learned in 2020: “Practice Patience – things happen in their right time.”
Surprising fact: “I was originally recruited to ASU to play the flute in the marching band. I ultimately decided to attend ASU, not for the band program, but because they ranked in the Top 3 for interior design programs in the U.S.”